Margaret M Clark OBE at the University of Wolverhampton



An invitation to an open seminar discussion

Tuesday 29th of November 6pm to 7.30pm

University of Wolverhampton, School of Education, Walsall Campus,

Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD in room WN002


Margaret M Clark. OBE


Visiting Professor Newman University College, Birmingham


Margaret Clark has worked as a primary school teacher, clinical psychologist and lecturer and has undertaken funded research in literacy and early education in Scotland and England. She was personally commissioned by The Secretary of State to undertake a critical evaluation of the relevance of research to the education of children under five and was awarded her OBE for services to early years education.

 Recent publications

2005 Second Edition Understanding Research in Early Education: the relevance for the future of lessons from the past. London: Routledge.

2007 Early Childhood Education and Care: policy and practice edited with Tim Waller London: Sage

2010 Early Childhoods in a Changing World edited with Stanley Tucker. Stoke on Trent: Trentham.

 The discussion will trace forty years of research in preschool settings from 1970 when the expansion of pre-school education commenced in UK. Changes in types of research over the period will be considered and their relevance now. This will be based partly on personal research directed by Margaret Clark over that period and her critical evaluation of researches in UK.

 During her initial research a film was made in three of the settings (two new nursery schools and a nursery class) in which her team was working. This discussion film which was controversial at the time and is still relevant has been converted to DVD and will be shown to stimulate the discussion.

This is a free session but places are limited to 60 so please e-mail Mandy Pugh or call 01902 323153 by Friday 25th November to confirm a place.


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